In the State of Texas, child custody is referred to as conservatorship, and it’s generally one of every divorcing parent’s primary concerns. The court answers every question related to conservatorship with what it considers to be in the best interests of the children involved.
If you are facing a concern related to the conservatorship of your children, contacting an experienced Austin child custody attorney at Philley Law is always the best path forward. We work to protect the parental rights of our clients and ensure that they maintain ongoing relationships with their children whenever possible.
The State of Texas recognizes three categories of conservator, including:
Possession refers to when the children are with either parent, and there is a standard possession order in place that is usually considered to be in the best interest of the children (once they have reached the age of three). If you and your divorcing spouse are able to come to a mutually acceptable possession schedule that addresses your unique needs and concerns as a family, you may do so, and you won’t need the court’s intervention in the matter. If you are unable to do so, the court will typically impose the standard possession order that includes that the noncustodial parent will have the children for:
When the parents live more than 100 miles apart, this schedule is modified to accommodate for this fact. Further, it is always within the court’s discretion to impose any possession order that it finds is in keeping with the children’s best interests.
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